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Pakistani Cabinet members, military officers to donate one-month salary for flood affectees

Tens of thousands devastated by floods in parts of country, while thousands await help after floods

11:10 PM | 25 Aug, 2022
Pakistani Cabinet members, military officers to donate one-month salary for flood affectees
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ISLAMABAD – Members of the federal cabinet and Pakistan Army officers have announced to donate their one-month salaries to the relief fund as the country seeks aid to cope with the flood emergency.

The salary of the cabinet members will be deposited in the PM’s flood relief fund as officials urged philanthropists and masses to help with relief efforts as they struggle to cope with the impact of record rains that triggered massive floods, killing more than 900 people since mid-June.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Army announced to set up Army’s donation centers in all major cities for the collection of goods from the masses, and the military’s media wing said all general officers will donate single salary for the flood relief operation.

The decision was made during the 250th Corps Commanders’ Conference presided over by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

Earlier, the country’s central bank established Prime Minister Flood Relief Fund on the advice of the federal government and asked the banks to create awareness regarding the fund.

Ruling alliance members also emphasized the need for donations while officials further urged international partners to help with relief efforts.

More than 900 people, including 326 children, have died in rain-related incidents since, while some 2.3 million people have been affected due to floods and rain since mid-June, reports suggest.

Massive flooding has further exacerbated problems for the cash-strapped country which is reeling under economic crisis.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 24 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 24, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.15 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.4.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.15 280.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.4 74.15
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.75 748.75
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.57 916.57
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.39 59.99
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.03 172.03
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.64 731.64
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 304.75 307.25
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82

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